Cedarburg Cultural Center
Calling all Home Schoolers!
Get your Art On! at the Cedarburg Cultural Center
Youth art classes are the perfect way for your young artists to express themselves and have fun!
- Our unique classes are designed age-specifically, tailored to each child’s skill level and include personalized, one-on-one instruction.
- Classes in drawing, painting, sketching, charcoal, pastel, and sculpture are led by some of the best artists in the areas well as certified teachers.
- This past year, CCC has offered Creative Drawing and Mixed Media, Weeklong Plein Air Art Camp, Youth Plein Air Contest, Weeklong Sculpture Camp, Basic-Intermediate Drawing for Tweens, Family Creativity and Drumming Workshop, Painting and the Art of Desserts, Paper Mache Animals, and Accordion Alphabet Books and Storytime.
- Find a full listing of upcoming kids’ arts classes or register at cedarburgculturalcenter.org or by calling the Center at 262.375.3676.
- The CCC strives to offer a varied educational experience, so let us know what you are looking for! Classes added weekly.
More about the CCC…and its offerings for local youth…
The Cedarburg Cultural Center is a non-profit organization, established in 1985 by a group of local residents who saw a need for preserving Cedarburg’s heritage and for providing a gathering place for local artists, musicians and other patrons to showcase their talents. Thirty-some years later, the Center today functions as a varied use space and art gallery, with programming in art education, music, and history.
- The Gallery offers several youth exhibits, including an annual exhibit featuring over 300 youth artworks from Ozaukee County high schools and students K-8th grade attending Cedarburg public and parochial schools. Another youth exhibit held each June includes over 100 artworks created en plein air in Ozaukee County in conjunction with the widely popular Youth Plein Air Art Contest.
- Children and families are invited to meet and interact with our Artist-in-Residence. Each month, a local artist exhibits some of his or her artwork and are here “making art”; demonstrating their art or craft in a variety of media. The public is invited to stop in to visit, watch, ask questions and simply interact with the artist; to see an artist making art; and to become aware of our vibrant art community.
The Music program takes place on the Center’s stage- a small space surrounded by art gallery walls.
- A favorite family-oriented event is the First Fridays series, which incorporates a headlining band or musical performer, as well as an opening act, and features youth activities such as face-painting and kids’ arts and crafts for the beginning portion of the evening.
- Monthly “Open Mic” night and “Songwriters’ Circle”- both programs are free to attend.
- Open Mic night offers performers of all ages a chance to get up on stage and perform for an audience. It’s a terrific source for emerging artists to build confidence in performing. While most performers tend to be musicians; poets, dancers, and comedians perform from time to time.
- The “Songwriter’s Circle” is a means for peer review, constructive critique, and sharing ideas and receiving feedback from other musicians about their compositions.
- A local Youth Theatre group, The Cedarburg Children’s Theater, is a group of youth actors that meets, auditions and rehearses weekly- and holds 4 play each year.
The History Program hosts
- School walking tours of downtown Cedarburg and it’s many preserved historic buildings, giving youth an idea what it was like to live in Cedarburg in its earliest days and what early industries were operating here- Woolen Mills, Grist Mills and so much more.
- Included on the tour is a recreated 1920’s school room and The Kuhefuss House Museum, one of the oldest and most important residences in Cedarburg, which serves as an excellent example of early German-American family life.
The Center has an all-inclusive, varied and multi-generational audience, with galleries, classrooms and restrooms which are wheelchair accessible. The Center continues to be “alive” with activity year-round.